Tuesday, July 5, 2011

MLS Power Rankings: Week 16

It was a week of draws in MLS as only 3 games had a victor last week.  Sporting Kansas City and TFC moved up two spots while Vancouver, Portland and Columbus were the only sliders of the week.

1. Los Angeles Galaxy (1)
Record:  9W-2L-9D
Last Week: 0-0 Draw vs Seattle Sounders
Next Week:  July 9 vs Chicago Fire
Galaxy hold on to top spot with a draw against Sounders

2. Seattle Sounders (2)
Record:  8W-4L-8D
Last Week:  0-0 Draw at Los Angeles Galaxy
Next Week:  July 10 at Portland Timbers
Sounders prepare first trip to Portland to face rivals on MLS stage

3. FC Dallas (4)
Record:  10W-4L-4D
Last Week:  2-0 Win vs Columbus Crew
Next Week:  July 9 at Real Salt Lake
Big test awaits Dallas at Rio Tinto

4. Real Salt Lake (3)
Record: 7W-3L-6D
Last Week:  3-3 Draw vs New England Revolution
Next Week:  July 9 vs FC Dallas
Controversial calls cost RSL a full result

5. New York Red Bulls (5)
Record:  5W-3L-10D
Last Week:  2-2 Draw at San Jose Earthquakes
Next Week:  July 6 vs Toronto FC, July 9 vs DC United
NY face DeRo for first time after trading him to DC

6. Philadelphia Union (7)
Record: 7W-4L-6D
Last Week:  2-2 Draw at DC United
Next Week:  July 9 at San Jose Earthquakes
Union draw and now travel west to face the Quakes

7. Columbus Crew (6)
Record:  6W-5L-6D
Last Week: 2-0 Loss at FC Dallas
Next Week:  July 6 at Vancouver Whitecaps
The Crew look to bounce back after tough loss to FCD

8. Colorado Rapids (8)
Record:  5W-5L-8D
Last Week:  0-0 Draw vs Houston Dynamo
Next Week:  July 6 at Sporting Kansas City, July 9 vs Vancouver Whitecaps
Rapids are looking for more wins at home with only 2 in 9 games

9. DC United (9)
Record:  4W-5L-7D
Last Week: 2-2 Draw vs Philadelphia Union
Next Week:  July 9 at New York Red Bulls
DCU look to snap 5 game winless streak against rivals

10. Houston Dynamo (10)
Record:  4W-6L-8D
Last Week:  0-0 Draw at Colorado Rapids
Next Week:  July 9 vs Toronto FC
Dynamo look to improve home record
11. Sporting Kansas City (13)
Record: 5W-6L-5D
Last Week:  2-1 Win at Portland Timbers
Next Week:  July 6 vs Colorado Rapids, July 9 vs Chivas USA
SKC look to extend unbeaten streak to nine games

12. San Jose Earthquakes (11)
Record:  5W-5L-6D
Last Week:  2-2 Draw vs New York Red Bulls
Next Week:  July 6 at Chivas USA, July 9 vs Philadelphia Union
Late goal costs Quakes chance for 3 points at home

13. Chicago Fire (12)
Record:  2W-4L-12D
Last Week:  1-1 Draw at Chivas USA
Next Week:  July 9 at Los Angeles Galaxy
The Fire are on 8 game unbeaten streak but 7 of them are draw.

14. New England Revolution (15)
Record:  3W-8L-7D
Last Week:  3-3 Draw at Real Salt Lake
Next Week:  No Match
Poor Officiating helped Revs pick up a point at Rio Tinto

15. Chivas USA (14)
Record:  4W-7L-6D
Last Week:  1-1 Draw vs Chicago Fire
Next Week:  July 6 vs San Jose Earthquakes, July 9 at Sporting Kansas City
The Goats snap 3 game losing streak

16. Toronto FC (18)
Record:  3W-7L-9D
Last Week: 1-0 Win vs Vancouver Whitecaps
Next Week:  July 6 at New York Red Bulls, July 9 at Houston Dynamo
TFC get three points and then earn berth to CCL against Canadian rival

17. Portland Timbers (16)
Record:  5W-8L-3D
Last Week:  2-1 Loss vs Sporting Kansas City
Next Week:  July 10 vs Seattle Sounders
Timbers are now 6 games without a win as they face Cascadia rivals this week

18. Vancouver Whitecaps (17)
Record:  2W-8L-8D
Last Week:  1-0 Loss at Toronto FC
Next Week:  July 6 vs Columbus Crew, July 9 at Colorado Rapids
Caps are at all time low with 3 losses in a week including NCC final

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